Whiz Kids Oklahoma,
Mentee: Dominique Molette, seventh grade
Three-and-a-half year match
“Zoe Haskins, now a site coordinator, has served as a Whiz Kids volunteer tutor for seven years. Zoe is a full-time CPA and a very active member of Our Lords Community Church, which partners with Holy Temple Baptist, to serve the children of Martin Luther King Elementary.
"Zoe mentored Dominique from third to sixth grade, in which he graduated as valedictorian. Zoe went well beyond Whiz Kids expectation of tutors as she continues to mentor Dominique and encourages him to do well in all subjects. They have formed their own book club and have read 300 books. Algebra and science are now Dominique’s favorite subjects, and he never fails to call Zoe when he needs help with a project.
"Zoe volunteers at Holy Temple Baptist Church every Tuesday during the school year and meets Dominique every Thursday. He frequently goes to church with her, and a few months ago, she took him and his sister to see the play “Mary Poppins.”
When she takes him shopping for his birthday and Christmas, she sets a limit so he can learn about money. He always spends some of his money on someone else. Several times when she has picked him up, his siblings and cousins have come along for the outing. Zoe has surpassed any expectation that Whiz Kids could have had and continues to be responsible for recruiting tutors, organizing and operating the Whiz Kids Program and substitutes for tutors whenever the need arises.
"Zoe positively glows when she talks about her mentee Dominique, ‘Highly observant, he plans and thinks about other people as well as exhibits perseverance and confidence.’
"We look forward to hearing of Dominique’s becoming a successful man. We believe his future is in part to Zoe’s dedication to a special child.”
Bea Jai Webb
Whiz Kids Oklahoma
|Bea Jai Webb, director; Zoe Haskins, Mentor of the Year, Whiz Kids Oklahoma; Dominique Molette, mentee; and Kari James, program and office manager|